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  • Panka Grill adds another dimension to Peruvian fare in Port Chester

    Did you know that there are now two Peruvian restaurants in Port Chester that begin with the word Panka? The second opened Dec. 27, 2017 at 112 Willett Ave., where Cousin Frankie’s USA Grill used to be.

  • Coming soon
    It looks like Delicia Restaurant will be going in where T&J originally was on Westchester Avenue
  • Twists on the traditional served up at Romo’s Italian Kitchen & Bar

    Taking over a space where two other Italian restaurants lasted only a matter of months before it, Romo’s Italian Kitchen & Bar at 108 Abendroth Ave. is destined to be different—for many reasons.

    Second, his wife Ashley, who has worked in event planning and catering, is lending a hand to get Romo’s up and running. The couple just got married at the end of January.

  • Mediterranean food at cozy Capers is welcome addition to local dining scene

    At age 31, Edwin Montoya co-owns two successful restaurants with his brother-in-law Edi Rivera. The second, Capers Mediterranean Restaurant, opened Sept. 1 in the space that last housed Café Mirage for 15 years and was originally built as a Shell station at 531 North Main St. near the Greenwich border.

  • Outdoor eating options rise to forty-three this year
    The number of Port Chester and Rye Brook restaurants offering outdoor eating in 2017 has increased by seven since last year, with seven brand new restaurants on the list, one having moved to a new location and two back after a hiatus.
  • Brandi and Village Beer Garden open, two other restaurants quietly close

    In the ever-changing and dynamic Port Chester and Rye Brook restaurant world, two eateries have opened within the past month, and two have closed.

  • Brandi set to open May 16

    Brandi Trattoria and Brandi Pizzeria are finally scheduled to open next week at 108 Abendroth Ave. and 23 North Main St., respectively.

  • Argana introduces Moroccan hospitality and cuisine

    Argana Restaurant & Bar at 325 North Main St. is open and welcoming customers to its exotic interior where you will be treated to both sweet and savory modern Moroccan cuisine and treated royally by Nordine Achbania and his staff.


  • Wingstop vs. Buffalo Wild Wings

    On a Sunday night last month I set out to discover which wing restaurant in town had the better chicken wings, something I had been planning to do since Wingstop opened in mid-December.

  • The aroma of Moroccan cuisine coming to a restaurant near you
    Ever since I noticed the banner revealing that a Moroccan restaurant was coming to town back in October, I was thrilled. The fact that little information was available about it added to the intrigue. 
  • Balducci’s creates a sensation at Rye Ridge Shopping Center

    Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market made an immediate impression when it opened in the Rye Ridge Shopping Center on Friday, Jan. 27, taking the place of the long-shuttered D’Agostino.

  • A treasure trove of restaurants coming to Port Chester and Rye Brook

    So many restaurants are coming to town that it’s hard to keep up, so I’ll bring you up to date.

  • Five eateries coming, two have gone

    Since I last did an update on the ever-changing dining scene in Port Chester and Rye Brook two months ago, one restaurant is just opening, others are coming along, another I only recently discovered had been in the works may be opening soon and two have closed, both unexpectedly.

  • Quarter century-old Italian staple moves to bright new quarters
    T&J, what can I say? After 26 years, it’s a staple in the Port Chester/Rye Brook community. And now that the Italian restaurant known for its delicious Neapolitan family recipes, traditional and gourmet pizza, homemade pasta and warm hospitality has moved a block away to spanking new quarters in a newly constructed building with twice the space.
  • New batch of eateries opening

    Another batch of restaurants that has been in the works for some time is finally coming to fruition while the conversion of a closed restaurant into a new one has just surfaced. 

  • Coyote Flaco still a Mexican gem after 25 years in Port Chester

    There are now nine Mexican restaurants in Port Chester, but only a few have the longevity of Coyote Flaco, which will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in December.

    It doesn’t look much different from the outside than it did 25 years ago, but tiny Coyote Flaco, located at 115 Midland Ave., has grown over the years, from a seating capacity of 20 to 30 inside and doubling from 25 to about 50 on the outside patio.

  • Everyone loves pizza

    Of the 123 restaurants currently open in Port Chester and Rye Brook, 21 serve pizza. That’s 17 percent of all the eateries in the two villages, that total number in fact having fallen by eight since this time last year. Besides the pizzerias and Italian restaurants that also make pizza, the two Irish/American pub/restaurants—Davy Byrnes and McShane’s—are on that list as is The Clydesdale Pub & Grill—dubbed “an American bar & grill with an English twist”—and Härth in the Hilton Westchester. The latter two both have wood-burning ovens.

  • New options, but outdoor eating spots, now at 36, down a few from last year

    The number of Port Chester and Rye Brook restaurants offering outdoor eating has decreased by three from last year. However, at least one new eatery with a lovely outdoor deck will be opening before the end of the summer to replace one that closed last year. Assuming that occurs, the number will rise from the current 36 to 37.

  • Roddy’s Pizza & Salad: ‘New name, same great food and people’

    Rod Aguillon started washing dishes at Arcuri’s Pizza & Salad in Cos Cob at age 17. He was outspoken, worked hard and became a partner with Jamie Arcuri when he expanded the family restaurant to a second location in Port Chester in 2010.

  • The end of an era at Vinny’s Lunch

    Vinny’s is the last of the old time Port Chester luncheonettes. At one time there were about 10 in town, but the others have all closed, and Vinny’s Lunch, which has been in business nearly 43 years at 182 North Main St., stands alone.

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